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HER Number:50114
Name:GREENSCOOMBE WOOD - Prehistoric enclosure, Iron Age hillfort, Iron Age round, Romano British round, Romano British hillfort

Summary

The remains of an oval shaped enclosure, 70m by 50m, surviving as an earth bank, visible on aerial photographs.

Grid Reference:SX 3927 7263
Parish:Calstock, Caradon, Cornwall
Map:Show location on Streetmap

Protected Status: None recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Mapping Programme (Morph No.): 49.1.1
  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 50114

Monument Type(s):

  • ENCLOSURE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • HILLFORT? (Early Iron Age to Romano British - 800 BC to 409 AD)
  • ROUND? (Early Iron Age to Romano British - 800 BC to 409 AD)

Full description

The remains of an oval shaped enclosure, 70m by 50m, on the summit of Greenscoombe Hill are visible on aerial photographs (p1) and were plotted as part of the NMP. The site survives as an earth bank but in three places there are gaps; one of these in the east may possibly be an entrance. This site is likely to be a small hillfort or a round. A footpath runs along the western side of the feature.


<p1> RAF, 1951, 540/483/4205 & 06 (Photographic Record). SCO13043.


<p2> NMR, 23/01/03, NMR 21935 (Aerial Photograph). SCO23559.


<p3> NMR, 23/01/03, NMR 21935 (Aerial Photograph). SCO23560.


<p4> NMR, 23/01/03, NMR 21935 (Aerial Photograph). SCO23561.

Sources / Further Reading

[p1]SCO13043 - Photographic Record: RAF. 1951. 540/483/4205 & 06. ABP.
[p2]SCO23559 - Aerial Photograph: NMR. 23/01/03. NMR 21935. SX 4870 7260.
[p3]SCO23560 - Aerial Photograph: NMR. 23/01/03. NMR 21935. SX 4870 7260.
[p4]SCO23561 - Aerial Photograph: NMR. 23/01/03. NMR 21935. SX 4870 7260.

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Related records: none recorded